How many areas?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by The other son, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. The other son

    The other son Member

    How many area contests do you go to on average each year?

    I play in the north of England area, but I tend to go to the yorkshire area too.

    Anyone else want to divulge their band following emigration habits?

    .....just a thought
  2. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    I only manage the one, I'm afraid, and then only for one day. This year, as we've got Kettering Band on the Saturday night I'll be over at Stevenage on the Sunday but not the Saturday.
  3. The other son

    The other son Member


    I remember the days when I would play on the Saturday, stop over in Darlington (which is a pap night out really :-? ) then continue boozing on the Sunday.

    ....Of course then I joined a first section band (at the time)

    and I got a job too. Now my beer affilliated frivalities have had to subside somewhat

    Send your spare beer money to "
  4. sparkling_quavers

    sparkling_quavers Active Member

    I am playing in the NW but like to (if none-clashing) go along to the Midlands as that is my old area and I have family and friends who still play there. I wouldn't mind going to listen to some of the other areas but I tend to have rehearsals or other committments at those times :( also most of Flixton are not BOC-enough to go with me!! :tongue:
  5. Lisa

    Lisa Member

    In the past I have only ever been to the Southwest areas on the day that my band plays.
    This year though - I still can't quite believe I'm doing it - I'm going all the way to the Yorkshire areas for the weekend! :eek:
    I hope it's worth the journey! :-?
  6. sugarandspice

    sugarandspice Active Member

    This is the trouble with living so far away from anywhere! Have only ever been to the south west areas but i try and go both days, partly for the playing/listening, partly for the socialising!

    Want to make it the the yorkshire areas one day! (but i have to work out how to actually get that far up the country 1st!)
  7. manx_yessir

    manx_yessir Member

    I shall be competing in the Yorkshire Areas and the the following week going over to Blackpool for the North West Areas (have competed in this area many times) to support the 3 bands from the Isle Of Man in the 2nd, 3rd and 4the sections. And I'll be drinking. Lots.
  8. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Only ever been to the L&SC regionals.. but next year, when I'm living in Manchester, will hopefully be competing elsewhere! :)
  9. Charmed

    Charmed Active Member

    Only ever been to Yorkshire area. Normally play on Saturday and stop over for the Sunday contest. Can't this year as we're playing on the Sunday. So will not get to any other sections playing this year.
  10. Bigenglandfan

    Bigenglandfan Member

    Always go to the South-West Area, and have been to the Welsh areas many, many times. Don't like it when they clash like this year. (have been to Swansea on a Wales - England rugby day, England won he-he!) Went to London once, Blackpool once and Bradford twice. I have been to Dolphin Centre Darlington, but can't remember if it was for an area contest. Also went to the Midlands area when Desford were the big cheese, didn't it used to held in Leicester? So only Scotland to go to for my full set of badges, I will make it there one day, but it's a long way from here.
  11. Liz Courts

    Liz Courts Active Member

    We could've gone with Pete!!

    I just make the one, would be great to go to more but I'm struggling to afford the bar prices at the west of england alone...!!
  12. imthemaddude

    imthemaddude Active Member

    I play at the North of England, visit the lower sections in Yorkshire and try and do the midlands too but this year the midlands is the same weekend as my solo comp. booo.
  13. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    Well i have been to as many as 5 areas in the past .
    But now i only go to 1 and thats The Midlands and play at the Midlands as well
  14. vonny

    vonny Member

    I will be playing in the Midlands, and then i will be going to the NW area's on the sunday as Keely will be playing there. I might go the the LSC's one day, but I don't feel inspired to do that one yet :)
  15. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    I did 3 last year. NW, Yorkshire and played at LSC.

    This year I'll be playing West and then headed to LSC.
  16. Charmed

    Charmed Active Member

    What? Not coming to listen to us in the Yorkshire Area? Very disappointed! :wink:
  17. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    Only doing Blackpool. Would love to go to others esp. Wales to hear Jessop-Smythe, but it's on the same weekend. Other areas tend to clash with rehearsals coming up to our areas as well...
  18. Crazysop

    Crazysop Member

    Only Blackpool im afraid, but am there for the whole weekend :) Looking forward to bumping into 1 or 2 tmp'ers.
  19. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    I will wear a little badger lapel badge. You'll have to get quite close to me to be able to see it I'm afraid.
    Or I could iron a badger logo into the back of my band shirt...
  20. tinytimp

    tinytimp Member

    So far I've only been to one day of the Welsh areas every year, and that's the Sunday (4th/Champ) when I've been competing! I'd like to go on the Saturdays to keep up with the news and results but we usually seem to have a rehearsal!

    One day I'd like to travel about to support friends in different areas but it would get mighty expensive at the moment seeing as I haven't got a car.

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